Work on Kilkenny Greenway gets underway this week
By COLIN BARTLEY
WORK is due to start this week on the new 24km-long greenway that is set to transform south Kilkenny.
The South East Greenway will connect Ferrybank in Waterford to New Ross in Wexford along a disused rail-line, with the vast majority of the route traversing through south Kilkenny.
Wexford County Council announced the work commencement on their website. They said: “Vegetation clearance and site investigation works starting this month……Opening Autumn 2021!!”
The new greenway will cost €13 million, €5 million of which is being provided by Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford councils and will cover 24km.
The work is expected to take two years to complete. When it is finaished, the Klikenny Greenway will link up with the Waterford Greenway via the proposed North Quays and Bilberry Greenway projects, creating 72km of uninterrupted greenway stretching from Dungarvan to New Ross.